Mesa County School Redistricting Plan Discussed, More Meetings This Week

The process of deciding which students will attend which school in Mesa County continued Monday night in Grand Junction. Several parents attended an informational meeting to voice their concerns and get answers to their questions about redistricting.

It was the first time parents of students in Mesa County School District 51 were able to view possible new school boundaries. This meeting was the first of three. The school board presented 12 different possible realignments, all which were recommendations from the Long Range Planning Boundary Committee.

The realignments coincide with the opening of new schools in the district. Most of the parents were unsure of which school their children would attend once the boundaries were re–drawn. Some didn't want their children to have to switch schools and readjust.

Also discussed at the open house was the possiblity of adding another high school to the district. The board would like high school enrollments to drop to less than 1,000 students.

There will be two more open house meetings this week. The next one is on Wednesday at East Middle School, and the final one will be on Thursday at Fruita Monument High School.


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